Second Time Around: 10 Home Furnishings Made from Recycled Materials

Today, America Recycles Day, we bring you home décor items created by companies that take the adage “waste not, want not” to heart.

1: Herman Miller reworked its iconic piece into an eco-friendly version. The Eames Molded Plastic Chair is made from 100% post-industrial recycled plastic. (Find it in New Jersey at Design Within Reach in Paramus or Millésimé in Cape May Court House.)

2: Made Trade’s Kids Recycled Bamboo Bowl Set from comes in a variety of colors.

3: Recycled Stripe Pillows from Minna feature 100% cotton mixed with strips of recycled fabric.

4: The Modern Industry Reclaimed Wood Bench from Urban Wood Goods is available in eight finishes.

5: Noho’s move™ chair is made from reclaimed materials, including fishing nets and end-of-life carpet.

6: The Road Runner Blue Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Annie Selke is crafted from recycled plastic bottles. (Find it in New Jersey at Ashton-Whyte in Pennington and at The Spotted Whale locations.)

7: Each of Vivaterra’s Live-Edge Reclaimed Wood Nesting Tables — which come in a set of three — is unique. They’re created from reclaimed mango wood, leaving their natural edge exposed.

8: Kantha Quilt Throws from Anchal are handmade using repurposed vintage cotton saris. The throws are one-of-a-kind with different fabrics.

9: The 1-Inch Reclaimed Stacking Chair by Jasper Morrison from Emeco, produced from recycled waste plastic, is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

10: The Essential Sofa from Sabai comes in a choice of recycled velvet or upcycled poly upholstery.